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Bledisloe Cup Promo Sure To Add Fuel To Australian Fire

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Australia and New Zealand are set to lock horns this weekend and write yet another chapter in the history of the Bledisloe Cup. The competition consists of an annual three-match series involving the two rugby heavyweights with two of their Rugby Championship clashes counting towards the final result. The pair go head to head in Perth this weekend and the …

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David Pocock Returns To Australia Squad After Injury Absence

David Pocock is back in the Australia squad. Pocock has been out of action since March due a long-standing calf injury. The Australian back-row forward missed the entire Super Rugby campaign and Australia’s first two games of the Rugby Championship. However, after being forced to sit out the tests against South Africa and Argentina, Pocock in back in the Wallabies …

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Israel Folau’s GoFundMe Page Raises Almost $400,000 In Two Days

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A GoFundMe page set up by former Australian international Israel Folau to help cover his legal costs has raised almost $400,000 in two days.  ​Folau has launched legal proceedings with the Fair Work Commission against Rugby Australia following their decision to terminate his contract due to a high-level breach of the players’ professional code of conduct last month. Folau has …

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Rugby Australia Officially Terminate Israel Folau’s Contract

Rugby Australia have officially terminated Israel Folau’s multi-million dollar contract following a high-level code of conduct breach. The breach came last month when Folau shared a post on social media stating that “hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators. Rugby Australia stated their intent to terminate the 30-year-olds contract shortly afterwards, however, Folau requested a code …

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Folau Reportedly Rejects $1 Million Settlement As Hearing Continues

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Israel Folau rejected a $1 million offer to from Rugby Australia to walk away from his contract prior to the beginning of his code of conduct hearing according to local media reports. The hearing continued today after eight hours of evidence on Saturday during which Folau, Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle, and head coach Michael Cheika all spoke, but …

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Israel Folau Code Of Conduct Hearing Set For May

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A Code of Conduct hearing, requested by Israel Folau following his dismissal from Rugby Australia earlier this month, will take place on May 4. The 30-year-old was issued with a termination notice of his $4 million contract on April 15 following his controversial social media post in which he stated that “hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists …

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Unrepentant Israel Folau Happy To Give Up Rugby If It Is God’s Will

Israel Folau

Controversial Australian rugby player, Israel Folau, has said that the outraged response to his recent social media post has not made him change his stance.  In a post on Instagram last week, the 30-year-old warned drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators, that hell awaits them. Rugby Australia soon released a statement saying that they intend to terminate …

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Saracens Release Statement Addressing Billy Vunipola Instagram Post

Billy Vunipola

Saracens have responded to social media posts by their England international, Billy Vunipola, in which he defended Israel Folau following his homophobic Instagram post. Vunipola “liked” Folau’s initial post which was captioned, “those that are living in Sin will end up in Hell unless you repent. Jesus Christ loves you and is giving you time to turn away from your …

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Australia’s David Pocock Ruled Out Of England Match

Australia back-row David Pocock has been ruled out of Saturday’s international against England, just over a day before the Cook Cup clash at Twickenham. Pocock was in at No 8 when Wallaby coach Michael Cheika named his side on Thursday even though the loose forward was struggling with a neck injury suffered during last week’s 26-7 win away to Italy. …

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Watch: Australia Bids Emotional Farewell To “Freak” Tim Cahill

Veteran Tim Cahill bid an emotional farewell Tuesday on his 108th and final appearance for Australia as Scottish striker Martin Boyle scored twice for his newly-adopted country. Cahill, the Socceroos all-time top scorer with 50 goals, came out of international retirement to play the final nine minutes of Australia’s 3-0 win against Lebanon in their last match before defending the …

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Australia Sweat Over Illness To Key Men As England Test Looms

Australia are waiting anxiously to see whether stars Bernard Foley and Israel Folau recover from illness in time for Saturday’s one-off Test with England at Twickenham. Fly-half Foley and dynamic fullback Folau will be key to the Wallabies’ hopes of ending a tough year on a high but they have yet to train this week having been laid low by …

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Danny Care Dropped, Hughes Set For England Return Against Australia

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England have dropped scrum-half Danny Care for Saturday’s Test against Australia but Nathan Hughes is back in Eddie Jones’s squad for the final autumn fixture. The Wasps number eight was included in the 28-man group announced on Monday after serving a six-week suspension. Also axed after Saturday’s laboured 35-15 victory over Japan are centre Alex Lozowski and number eight Zach …

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Whittaker Vs. Gastelum Set For UFC 234 In Melbourne, Australia

ESPN has reported that the middleweight title showdown between champion Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum is set for UFC 234 in Australia next year. The pair have been competing against each other on the most recent edition of The Ultimate Fighter but with that series’ conclusion, the attention will turn to the 185lb championship bout that will end the show’s run. ESPN reported …

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Adam Ashley-Cooper Gets Wallabies Shot After Two-Year Absence

Wallabies veteran Adam Ashley-Cooper has been drafted into Australia’s training squad in Japan this week, raising the possibility of a return two years after winning his last cap. The 34-year-old utility back made the last of his 116 appearances for the Wallabies in a 29-9 defeat by the All Blacks in August 2016 when he was subbed off early with …

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All-Blacks Seal Bledisloe Sweep With 17 Point Victory Over Australia

World champions New Zealand crushed old foes Australia 37-20 in Japan on Saturday to complete a 3-0 Bledisloe Cup series whitewash. Fly-half Beauden Barrett scored 17 points and was five-from-six with the boot in Yokohama as the All Blacks piled more pressure on the struggling Wallabies and under-fire coach Michael Cheika. Barrett dived over for the pick of New Zealand’s …

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